Dead to the World 4/15/15

April 15th, 2015

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It’s a Man’s WorldGrateful Dead 4/15/70 Winterland, San Francisco

Interview with Maria Muldaur

Here’s a photo I took of Maria at the Hollywood Bowl 7/21/74

Honey Baby Blues – Maria Muldaur, Waitress in a Donut Shop
Tennessee Mountain HomeMaria Muldaur
Rockin’ Chair – Maria Muldaur, Sweet Harmony
Buckets of Rain – Maria Muldaur, Heart of Mine: The Love Songs of Bob Dylan
Louisiana Love Call w/ Aaron Neville – Maria Muldaur, Louisiana Love Call
Somebody Was Watching Over Me w/ Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Ann Peebles, Tracy Nelson, and The Neville Bros – Maria Muldaur, Fanning the Flames

China Cat Sunflower->
Cassidy->
I Know You Rider
Billy and the Kids 3/27/15 Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
Wayside/Back in Time – Willa Mamet and Paul Miller, Let Somebody Love You
Some DaysBob Bralove (unreleased)

The Known Unknown – studio jams

April 13th, 2015

THE KNOWN UNKNOWN – studio jams 4/12/15.

First piece features Clayton Call on drums ’cause Neil was late. Second piece is a jam based on a Beatles theme, with our regular lineup: Phil Savell and David Gans, guitars; Zach Partain, bass; Nail Hampton, drums.

Our next performance is Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm at Second Act on Haight Street in San Francisco.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1386

April 12th, 2015

Week of April 13, 2015

Part 1 27:20
Accident of Birth
THE GOLDEN ROAD (TO UNLIMITED DEVOTION)
Talk
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
SPACE->
TRUCKIN’

Part 2 28:23
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
WHARF RAT->
THROWING STONES->
NOT FADE AWAY

“The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” is Accident of Birth’s entry in the 2015 Dead Covers Project. You can see the video here.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On April 21, Bluegrass Tuesdays featuring The Brummy Brothers will pay tribute to the music of The Beatles. Garcia’s DeadCenter features Grateful Dead tribute band Reflections on April 22. Just a step away from the Metro-North Railroad, Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre features national acts and hot local bands. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival, May 22 to 24 at Legend Valley in Thornville Ohio. Three nights of Dark Star Orchestra plus Los Lobos, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Keller & The Keels, Peter Rowan Twang n Groove, Steep Canyon Rangers, Melvin Seals & JGB, Jeff Austin Band, Moonalice, and many more. Advanced tickets include all music & camping. More information at DarkStarJubilee.com

Dead to the World 4/8/15

April 8th, 2015

Greatest Story Ever Told
Deal
Mr. Charlie
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower->
I Know You Rider
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)
Me and Bobby McGee
Loser
Big Boss Man
Jack Straw
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
Casey Jones
Grateful Dead March 22, 1972 Academy of Music, New York NY

Walking in the Middle of ItBob Bralove’s Psychedelic Circus, Davis CA 2014

Banana Boat Song (Day-O)Tip of the Freberg: The Stan Freberg Collection 1951-1998

Amazing Jim Marshall photos from 1967

April 8th, 2015

I am selling this wonderful Jim Marshall print to raise money for a recording project.

GD67x12_Marshall

Place your bids here!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1385

April 5th, 2015

Week of April 6, 2015

Part 1 32:43
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
TERRAPIN->
DRUMS

Part 2 22:47
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
THE MIGHTY QUINN (QUINN THE ESKIMO)
Talk
Grateful Dead rehearsal 2/10/93 San Rafael CA
DAYS BETWEEN

I’m including the 6/14/87 encore here, out of sequence, so as not to make mincemeat of the second half of set 2. You’ll get all of that (in two pieces) next week.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction, featuring artifacts, memorabilia, artwork and other collectibles from a large private collection. Highlights include original lyrics, Grateful Dead office furnishings, and original paintings from Rick Griffin and Stanley ‘Mouse’ Miller as well as historic concert posters. The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction happens online, live and by telephone on April 11 and 12. Catalog, information and bidding at www.GratefulDead.auction

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck comes to The Cap on April 13 and April 18. Tickets for April 13 are still available but going fast. With the aim of bringing guests the best live music experience, The Cap offers state-of-the-art light, sound, and video systems. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead to the World 4/1/15

April 1st, 2015

Promised Land (April Fool!)
Promised Land
Grateful Dead 4/1/80 Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ

According to a caller, the “April Fool” lineup was: Jerry and Brent on drums, Phil on lead guitar, Bob on keyboards, Billy on bass, Mickey on rhythm guitar and vocal

Scarlet Begonias->
Fire on the Mountain
– Grateful Dead 5/23/82 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA
Broken Arrow
Days Between
– Grateful Dead rehearsal 2/10/93 San Rafael CA
Tim Lynch phone interview with Adam Aijala of Yonder Mountain String Band
Ramblers Anthem – Yonder Mountain String Band 3/28/15 McDonald Theater, Eugene OR
Terrapin StationThe Best of the Grateful Dead
Coyote – Joni Mitchell and The Band, The Last Waltz
Heading HomeKurt Huget, Travel Log
Wrecking BallHard Working Americans, The First Waltz
Milk Cow BluesJimbo Trout and the Fishpeople, A Happy Hour of the Mind
The Mayor of Macdougal StreetTom Paxton, Redemption Road
PresidentDouble Naught Spy Car and Stew, Panorama City

Westword article on Dead 50

April 1st, 2015

Adam Perry quotes Gary Lambert and me in a thoughtful piece that takes apart the nasty story that recently ran in the Boulder Weekly.

Is the Grateful Dead Screwing Over Its Fans?

Slate story about Tales from the Golden Road

March 31st, 2015

The headline is somewhat unfortunate, but the story is a good one. Jack Stripling interviewed Gary Lambert and me about our hosting of Tales from the Golden Road on SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead Channel.

Read it: UNGRATEFUL: As the long, strange trip nears its conclusion, two radio show hosts talk down disillusioned Deadheads.

Tales from the Golden Road is a call-in show that airs Sunday afternoons 4-6pm ET on SiriusXM Channel 23, the Grateful Dead Channel. Gary Lambert and I are the cohosts. Rebroadcasts Mondays 9am and Wednesdays 1am ET. You can join in the conversation by calling 888-897-4748.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1384

March 29th, 2015

Week of March 30, 2015

Part 1 35:47
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
ALTHEA
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
MIGHT AS WELL

Talk
David Gans (unreleased)
BROKEDOWN PALACE
Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One) (3/14/90)
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Part 2 19:38
Grateful Dead 6/14/87 County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction, featuring artifacts, memorabilia, artwork and other collectibles from a large private collection. Highlights include original lyrics, Grateful Dead office furnishings, and original paintings from Rick Griffin and Stanley ‘Mouse’ Miller as well as historic concert posters. The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction happens online, live and by telephone on April 11 and 12. Catalog, information and bidding at www.GratefulDead.auction

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Bluegrass Tuesdays at Garcia’s features The Brummy Brothers, putting a grassy-spin on a different theme each week. April 7 is dedicated to Grateful Dead’s music. On April 8, Garcia’s celebrates Wetlands Preserve’s DeadCenter with Grateful Dead tribute band Dead on the Tracks. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.